Ally Support

The "A" in LGBTQA+ Community

Allies are heterosexual people who are supporters and defenders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex+ community. Allies are a vital part of the community. If you are an ally, you are welcome to join in on any of the events and programs that we hold. Please drop by the LGBT Resource Center to see how you can get involved! There is no pressure to disclose your sexual orientation or gender identity unless you choose to do so.

An Ally Represents:

  • Visible LGBT support
  • A safe zone
  • A role model
  • Someone who combats heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and queerphobia

An Ally Can Be:

  • An activist
  • A speaker
  • An educator

An Ally Is NOT:

  • An automatic expert on LGBTQ issues
  • A counselor
  • A spokesperson for all

Resources for Ally Education

LGBTQQIA Terminology Guide

Gender Inclusive Pronoun Guide

  • Check out the Pronoun Guide to learn more about the inclusive gender practices.

Learn about and engage in many of our educational workshops and/or signature programs on campus.

Check out the following resources related to the LGBTQ Community:

For more information regarding ally engagement opportunities, please contact lgbtrc@cornell.edu.